Dollar Thresholds Raised for Antitrust Filings as of February 27, 2012


Parties to merger and acquisition transactions meeting certain thresholds must notify the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the "HSR Act").  The FTC recently published the adjusted thresholds that will take effect on February 27, 2012 for all transactions closing on or after such date.  The new thresholds are as follows:

Original Threshold

2012 Adjusted Threshold

$10 million

$13.6 million

$50 million

$68.2 million

$100 million

$136.4 million

$110 million

$150.1 million

$200 million

$272.8 million

$500 million

$682.1 million

$1 billion

$1.3641 billion

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